Colorado’s Lamborn and Buck vote against disaster relief package, citing concerns over debt write-off


Two of Colorado’s Republican congressmen voted Thursday against a disaster relief bill that would send $36 billion in aid to Puerto Rico and other places ravaged by recent hurricanes, as well as to programs aiding the firefighting efforts in the U.S. West.

The House of Representatives approved the aid package Thursday in a 353-69 vote. Reps. Ken Buck and Doug Lamborn both voted against the package, as did 67 of their Republican colleagues.

But the rest of Colorado’s House delegation — including Republicans Mike Coffman and Scott Tipton — voted to pass the measure for the much-needed aid package on to the Senate, which is expected to vote on it next week.

Related ArticlesOctober 12, 2017

Trump lashes out at Puerto Rico as House passes aid package

October 12, 2017

Donald Trump says Puerto Rico can’t get aid “forever”

October 8, 2017

FEMA administrator calls San Juan mayor’s criticism of hurricane relief “political noise”

October 6, 2017

Broncos’ Max Garcia named NFLPA’s Week 4 Community MVP

October 5, 2017

With traffic lights out, Puerto Ricans cope with road snarls

Still, more than two-thirds of House Republicans voted to pass the measure, despite ongoing concerns from most that deficits were rising because of the massive hurricane relief efforts that are draining the National Flood Insurance Program.

Read the full story at thedenverchannel.com.

…read more

Source:: The Denver Post

(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *